Strategies for Sustainable Cloud Infrastructure

Vega Cloud
2 min readSep 26, 2023


written by: Conor Powell, Principle Data Scientist, Vega Cloud.

A 2021 report from Contino highlighted eight innovative approaches for enhancing an organization’s sustainability by migrating to the cloud and effectively utilizing its services. Implementation can be challenging for many organizations, especially when maintaining a streamlined cloud infrastructure that reduces ecological impact and expenses. Here’s how Vega Cloud’s platform aligns with Contino’s strategies to address these concerns:

  1. Optimizing Operational Expenses with Vega Cloud (Reduce Your Run Costs):
  • Rightsizing Resources: Companies often use more computing resources than required, especially when running their data centers. Unlike on-premises setups, cloud computing allows organizations to scale resources efficiently according to demand. Over-provisioning, a common problem, can be addressed by selecting the right cloud resources for specific tasks. Vega Cloud provides resource recommendations based on objective metrics from cloud providers, ensuring that organizations only pay for what they use.
  • Anomaly Detection: Vega Cloud identifies unusual resource usage, allowing organizations to promptly address and shut down errant resources, preventing unnecessary costs.

2. Eliminating Technological Waste with Vega Cloud’s Cost Navigator (Reduce Waste in Technology):

  • Hansbury (2021) emphasized the importance of understanding metrics associated with digital businesses, noting that these metrics offer insights into cost-per-service, cost-per-product, and cost-per-user. This knowledge can be used to identify efficiencies and reduce costs and ecological impact.
  • Vega Cloud’s Cost Navigator gives users a comprehensive view of their cloud expenses, from group-specific data to service-level details. With such granularity, organizations can achieve more profound efficiencies and cut costs.

3. Minimizing Data Expenses through Vega Cloud’s Storage Solutions (Reduce Your Data Costs):

  • Storage Recommendations: Based on an organization’s storage lifecycle policy, Vega Cloud offers insights on optimizing storage. This includes identifying redundant snapshots and unattached disks.
  • Tagging Reports: Vega Cloud ensures compliance with tagging standards, facilitating swift actions by resource owners.



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